Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Team uses imaging to study ways the heart is affected by coronavirus

Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators are using imaging and diagnostic pathology to examine postmortem hearts donated by victims of COVID-19. They are looking for blood clots, vascular damage and inflammation ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Video game helps neuroscientists understand second language learners

An alien ship appears on the left side of the screen. The player hears it coming and has a laser ready. With a quick tap of the space bar, the alien is toast. The player is safe for just a moment before hearing another alien ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DNA may hold the key to protecting populations from COVID-19

Scientists from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Science are part of a global team that is developing a new DNA test for COVID-19, which can provide faster and more detailed results than other tests.

Health

Is it safe to vape while breastfeeding?

Findings from a new animal study suggest that maternal nicotine exposure during breastfeeding could be linked to problems with skull and face development. Although widespread research has focused on the effects of cigarettes, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists develop smart search app for COVID-19 literature

Scientists all over the world have been racing to find answers since the onset of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Seemingly overnight, a diverse array of the world's top researchers shifted their focus to the study of COVID-19, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Reusable medical devices could help solve key COVID-19 problem

Shortages of medical supplies such as ventilators, face shields and masks has been a recurring problem during the COVID-19 pandemic and production has struggled to keep up. A Penn State team of researchers propose a novel ...

Medical research

A key brain region for controlling binge drinking has been found

A team of National Institutes of Health-funded researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina has found that deactivating a stress-signaling system in a brain area known for motivation and emotion-related behaviors ...

Oncology & Cancer

Lung cancer therapy may improve outcomes of metastatic brain cancer

A medication commonly used to treat non-small cell lung cancer that has spread, or metastasized, may have benefits for patients with metastatic brain cancers, suggests a new review and analysis led by researchers at St. Michael's ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Whole body ownership is not just the sum of each part of the body

A research team recently investigated the difference between the sense of ownership of the whole body and the sense of ownership of body parts using scrambled body stimulation. Only the observer's hands and feet were presented, ...

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